Any changes to the milk pricing system in NI to be based on milk solids rather than litres produced will require an approach by the entire dairy industry in NI and not any individual processor, Dale Farm chief executive Nick Whelan has said.

At an Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) meeting in Newtownstewart, Whelan noted that a range of milk production systems in NI means that an A + B – C system would be favourable for some farmers but not others.